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Robert Woods

Robert Woods

Wide Receiver #10
ADP:Round: 5, Pick: 12
Team: Los Angeles Rams
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 201 lb.
College:USC
Age:29
Born:April 10, 1992
Drafted:2013 / Rd. 2 (41)
Draft Team:BUF

Robert Woods: Held to 48 yards

Woods recorded eight receptions on 10 targets for for 48 yards in the Rams' divisional-round loss to the Packers.

Analysis: Woods was peppered with targets and led the team in receptions, though he was unable to break loose for any big gains. His longest reception of the contest went for 19 yards, though he had no gain longer than eight yards thereafter. Despite the disappointing close to the campaign, Woods racked up 129 targets during the regular season. He converted that opportunity into 90 receptions, 936 yards and six touchdowns. Heading into 2021, Woods will remain with the Rams and could become the clear leader of the wide receiver corps if Cooper Kupp departs as a free agent.

January 16, 2021 6:49 PM EST

Robert Woods: Seals win with late TD

Woods caught four of eight targets for 48 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 30-20 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Woods began the game quite slowly as John Wolford (neck) struggled to push the ball down the field before leaving and Jared Goff (thumb) wasn't at his best amid a recovery from surgery. He was heavily targeted down the stretch, especially after Cooper Kupp (knee) left the game, and he salvaged his day from a fantasy perspective with a 15-yard touchdown reception to put the game away in the fourth quarter. Goff will have another week to heal ahead of the NFC divisional round matchup against either Washington or the Buccaneers, and he could look Woods' way early and often if Kupp misses the contest.

January 9, 2021 6:18 PM EST

Robert Woods: Closes regular season with 36 yards

Woods secured four of seven targets for 36 receiving yards during Sunday's 18-7 win against the Cardinals.

Analysis: Los Angeles presented a balanced passing attack with John Wolford stepping in at quarterback for the injured Jared Goff (thumb). There were five different Rams to post three or four receptions and 29-plus receiving yards, while most of Woods' production came from a 27-yard first-quarter reception deep down the right sideline. Even with Cooper Kupp out for Week 17 because of a reserve/COVID-19 list designation, Woods otherwise endured a quiet outing in the season finale. A wild-card matchup against the Seahawks will be challenging, with either Goff or Wolford under center. Seattle has held opponents under 240 passing yards in seven of its past eight games, surrendering the NFL's sixth-lowest total of receiving yards to opposing WRs during that span.

January 3, 2021 6:14 PM EST

Robert Woods: Contributes 49 scrimmage yards

Woods caught four of nine targets for 48 yards and gained one yard on two carries during Sunday's 20-9 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Woods finished second on the team in targets on the day but struggled to connect with Jared Goff (thumb), who continued a poor recent run of form. He did little of note outside his long gain of 19 yards and is now averaging just 45.3 yards per game over the last three, despite facing two of the most porous pass defenses in the NFL during that stretch. Woods is at an even 900 receiving yards for the season and will look to add to his numbers next Sunday in a favorable matchup against the Cardinals.

December 27, 2020 7:13 PM EST

Robert Woods: Scores sixth TD in Sunday's loss

Woods caught six of eight targets for 56 yards and a touchdown and gained 40 yards on his only carry in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: He led the Rams in scrimmage yards on the afternoon, and his 15-yard TD grab in the third quarter kicked off a comeback attempt that ended up falling short. Woods now has six touchdowns on the year, tying his career high from 2018, and he's eight receptions away from tying the personal best of 90 he set last season. The veteran wideout will try to stay productive in Week 16 during a trip to Seattle that will likely decide the winner of the NFC West.

December 20, 2020 7:07 PM EST

Robert Woods: Good to go for Sunday

Woods (thigh) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Jets, Kevin Modesti of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Analysis: Absent from practice to begin the week, Woods returned to the field Thursday as a limited participant Thursday before taking every rep at Friday's session. Woods shouldn't face any restrictions come Sunday, when he'll be taking on a suspect Jets pass defense that has allowed 12 touchdowns through the air over the past four weeks.

December 18, 2020 3:01 PM EST

Robert Woods: Upgrades to limited Thursday

Woods (thigh) was listed as limited on Thursday's injury report, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: After kicking off Week 15 prep as a non-participant at practice, Woods took an encouraging step with his upgrade to limited. According to coach Sean McVay, the Rams are taking this route as a precautionary measure with an injury that likely won't impact his availability for Sunday's game against the Jets. Still, Woods' status should continue to be monitored to make sure he's eventually cleared to play.

December 17, 2020 4:26 PM EST

Robert Woods: Dealing with thigh injury

Coach Sean McVay said Woods (thigh) didn't take part in Wednesday's practice as a precautionary measure, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Woods continues to be peppered with targets on a weekly basis, but he remains 204 yards short of a third consecutive 1,000-yard campaign. Now with a health concern to tend to, his practice reps may be capped all week to make sure he's set for Sunday's game versus the Jets. In fact, McVay doesn't believe Woods' thigh injury will impact his availability for Week 15.

December 16, 2020 4:15 PM EST

Robert Woods: Modest yardage in win

Woods secured five of eight targets for 32 yards in the Rams' 24-3 win over the Patriots on Thursday night. He also netted minus-1 yard on one carry.

Analysis: With Jared Goff throwing for just 137 yards on 25 pass attempts, Woods unsurprisingly had one of his quieter games of the campaign. The veteran did tie Cooper Kupp for the team lead in receptions, but he checked in under the 40-yard mark for the sixth time in 12 games. Woods certainly has the talent to bounce back in any given week, however, and a Week 15 matchup against the vulnerable Jets secondary on Sunday, Dec. 20 could well prompt one of his stronger fantasy performances.

December 10, 2020 9:31 PM EST

Robert Woods: Big volume in win

Woods caught 10 of 11 targets for 85 yards in Sunday's 38-28 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: He was Jared Goff's favorite receiver on the afternoon, leading the Rams in receptions, targets and yards. Woods has seen double-digit targets in three straight games, posting a 29-295-1 line over that stretch, but he's unlikely to see the same volume in Week 14 against a surging Patriots defense that just shut out the Chargers.

December 6, 2020 5:43 PM EST

Robert Woods: Makes seven catches vs. 49ers

Woods caught seven of 12 targets for 80 yards and carried once for eight yards during Sunday's 23-20 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: With Cooper Kupp struggling, it was Woods who led the team in targets, catches and receiving yards. He has now reached the 80-yard mark in three of his last four games and is back on pace to flirt with 1,000 yards for the season, despite a few rough outings along the way. Woods will look to continue his recent success next Sunday against a Cardinals team he torched for 239 yards on 20 catches over two meetings last season.

November 29, 2020 7:52 PM EST

Robert Woods: Big night versus Bucs

Woods caught 12 of 15 targets for 130 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 27-24 win over the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Woods and teammate Cooper Kupp took advantage of Tampa Bay's young secondary, as both receivers had at least 10 catches and 130 yards. Unlike Kupp, however, Woods was able to find the end zone, scoring from four yards out to give the Rams their first points of the game. That play brought Woods' season tally to five touchdowns, all of which have come over his last eight outings. With campaign highs in all other receiving categories Monday, it was undoubtedly Woods' best performance yet, giving him considerable momentum ahead of Week 12's game against the 49ers.

November 23, 2020 8:40 PM EST

Robert Woods: Just 33 receiving yards in win

Woods caught five of six targets for 33 yards and had a three-yard carry during Sunday's 23-16 win over Seattle.

Analysis: This was an uncharacteristically poor showing from the veteran receiver, as Woods has typically been a reliable fantasy contributor for managers in 2020. However, it's worth noting with just 469 receiving yards through nine games, he has a long way to go to match his numbers from the previous two seasons (1,134 and 1,219 receiving yards, respectively). Two rushing scores have been a noticeable help. The Los Angeles offense is loaded with weapons, and Woods isn't being leaned on as much as in years past, so both his production ceiling and floor should probably be projected lower moving forward.

November 16, 2020 9:36 AM EST

Robert Woods: Scores through ground and air

Woods brought in seven of eight targets for 85 yards and a touchdown and rushed twice for nine yards and another score in the Rams' 28-17 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

Analysis: The veteran wideout allowed the Rams to fully capitalize on an early Tua Tagovailoa fumble, scoring his second rushing touchdown of the season on a four-yard jet sweep. Woods then tacked on his fourth receiving score of the campaign with 9:58 remaining from 11 yards out, giving Los Angeles a glimmer of hope before the comeback fell short. Woods' reception tally served as a season-high figure, while his yardage total was his best since Week 1 against the Cowboys. The eight-year pro will now rest up over the bye week before jumping back into action in Week 10 against the Seahawks.

November 1, 2020 3:20 PM EST

Robert Woods: Fumbles against Bears

Woods caught three of five targets for 22 yards and rushed four times for 23 yards, but lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown in Monday night's 24-10 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Woods not only posted his lowest reception and receiving yardage totals since Week 2, but also cost his team points by coughing up an end-around during the fourth quarter. Fortunately for Woods, though, he gained 25 yards on a rush earlier in the game, at least salvaging some value. Overall, however, the wideout has notched under 50 scrimmage yards in three of his last four games, hurting his stock in advance of Week 8's trip to play the Dolphins.

October 26, 2020 9:09 PM EST

Robert Woods: Ready to go Monday

Woods (groin) does not carry an injury designation into Monday's marquee matchup with the Bears, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Woods was only a limited participant in Saturday's practice, and was completely held out altogether Friday, but it's clear the Rams are not concerned about the injury given the fact the veteran wide receiver doesn't even have an injury designation following their final report. Woods faces a tough matchup against the Bears' defense, but it's at least encouraging to see the veteran consistently involved in the offense as he's yet to see fewer than five targets in any game this season.

October 24, 2020 2:25 PM EST

Robert Woods: Added to injury report

Woods was held out of Friday's practice with a groin injury, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Analysis: A late addition to the injury report is always somewhat worrisome, but coach Sean McVay did say he expects Woods to be ready for Monday night's game against the Bears. The end-of-week kickoff could put fantasy managers in a bind, depending on how the Rams list Woods on their final injury report Saturday afternoon.

October 23, 2020 2:10 PM EST

Robert Woods: Salvages night with touchdown

Woods had four receptions (10 targets) for 29 yards and a touchdown, adding 11 more yards on two carries in Sunday's 24-16 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: The Rams struggled to find a rhythm in the passing game all night with no receiver logging more than 56 yards. Woods was uncharacteristically inefficient (40 percent catch rate), but a trip to the end zone helped mask the low yardage total. The veteran wideout has been up and down through six games, but Sunday's touchdown helped him surpass last year's total of three. Next week's opponent, the Chicago Bears, are tough against the pass, but it would be a difficult call to bench a starting wideout on a usually-potent offense.

October 18, 2020 10:22 PM EST

Robert Woods: Records long TD in win

Woods secured four of five targets for 71 yards and a touchdown in the Rams' 30-10 win over the Washington Football Team on Sunday.

Analysis: The highlight of the day for the veteran receiver came on a nifty 56-yard touchdown grab early in the second quarter, his second score through the air of the season and third overall. Woods has seen no fewer than five targets in any contest over the first five weeks, giving him a very steady fantasy floor in all formats. Woods will look to continue the strong start to his season in a Week 6 Sunday night road showdown against the 49ers.

October 11, 2020 3:08 PM EST

Robert Woods: Rare quiet showing

Woods caught six of seven targets for 35 yards and rushed once for two yards during Sunday's 17-9 win over the Giants.

Analysis: While this was the veteran's first fantasy dud of the season, it's actually his second poor receiving showing through four games. Woods was held to just two receptions for 14 yards in Week 2 against Philadelphia, but a rushing touchdown kept him productive for fantasy managers. Quarterback Jared Goff threw to nine different receivers Sunday, but Woods remained a go-to option. He tied with fellow wideout Cooper Kupp for tops on the team with seven targets Sunday. It's definitely discouraging that Woods didn't capitalize on a soft matchup against the basement-dwelling Giants, but the entire Rams offense was in a funk. Look for a bounce-back showing from the typically reliable Woods in Week 5 against Washington.

October 5, 2020 5:25 AM EST

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